REMOTE CASITA AMONG ANASAZI RUINS; DOGS WELCOME 7TH NIGHT *FREE*

Elizabeth

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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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REMOTE CASITA AMONG ANASAZI RUINS; DOGS WELCOME 7TH NIGHT *FREE*

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Abiquiu Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, Not Specified Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section below) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

After-summer rates are now in effect: the rental is now available at a four-night minimum. The two-night minimum will return April First, 2015.

Remote Casita resides deep within the heart of the Chama Wilderness (the only privately-owned property in the area). Remote Casita, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Anasazi Ruin Family Camp (exclusively designed for children and dogs) three miles away, and Ranch Casita four miles away. Remote Casita offers a more primitive wilderness experience than Ranch Casita; continuing up the canyon from Remote Casita you will find unparalleled solitude (see pictures).

Our 8 mile road is NOT COMPACT car friendly. Please do not bring a compact car.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

o) Fresh water from a roof cachement system, dish soap and paper towels are provided.

o) We provide fresh drinking water: two 5-gallon containers and one 6-gallon.

o) A Queen Size bed with linens.

o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.

o) A three-burner propane stove.

o) A propane barbecue grill.

o) A large outside deck.

o) An outhouse, with toilet paper.

o) French coffee press.

o) When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our garden.

o) An outdoor wood-burning stove with firewood.

o) 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.

o) Dogs are welcomed at Remote Casita.

o) A 4-gallon solar shower bag, liquid bath soap provided.

o) No electricity.

o) A full-size refrigerator - freezer that makes ice.

o) Solar-powered flashlight.

o) Kerosene lamp.

o) Technology-free vacation.

o) Perfect for writers, photographers, artists, and people who want to 'get away from the world for awhile.'

o) Ideal for hiking enthusiasts.

Due to the 14 crossings of Rio Gallina required to get to Remote Casita, we take all visitors regardless of what type of vehicle they have, and their provisions in our truck. We will return you to the main ranch and your vehicle at the end of your stay.

Remote Casita is one large room, with a queen-size bed (linens provided), dining table, dining chairs, lounge chairs, small propane heater, and wood-burning stove (firewood provided). The full kitchen includes a medium size refrigerator - freezer, three-burner propane stove, cold water, and dining and cooking utensils.

There are tables and chairs outside on the deck; the deck is protected by a roof. A solar-heated shower bag is provided, as are bath towels and liquid soap. Remote Casita has an outdoor propane barbecue on the deck. We provide the propane, and also assorted BBQ tools such as a barbecue fork and wire brush. We provide toilet paper.

A hike through the canyon will reward the visitor with spectacular views of Northern New Mexico geology, wild flowers and wildlife. Cerulean skies and wooly white clouds are the norm most days of the year. We are at 6,515 feet elevation, and the sunlight can be intense: sunscreen and a hat is highly recommended for hikers, as are sturdy hiking boots and river-crossing shoes. Usually the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Rio Gallina is a seasonal river: there are no fish in the river.

Other details:

o) Directions on how to get here are available on our main website (links below).

o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves and horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.

o) The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and various seasonings. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.

o) Our rental Casitas are the only rentals within 20 miles of the Chama Wilderness. From Highway 84 you turn on to FS Road 151. Eight miles down the road is the bridge you will open and cross. Our ranch is another 8 miles from the bridge. If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance we will meet you at the bridge and bring you in our truck to your Casita. (Example: Scion, Mini Cooper, Prius)

o) Please leave all gates as you find them.

o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

o) If you plan on swimming in the pond or the Rio Chama, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels. You might also wish to bring water shoes.

o) We do not have cellular telephone access at our ranch. We have WiFi internet at the main ranch area, but not at Remote Casita. If you wish to check your email (with your your non-cellular mobile internet device), or go for a swim, you are welcome to bring a swim suit, picnic lunch, and dog if you have one and spend the day relaxing at the pond. We will supply iced tea and towels for your use. The walk to the swim pond from Remote Casita is about an hour and a half away (4 miles); you might wish to bring water shoes, as the road to the pond crosses the Rio Gallina drainage 14 times one-way. It is possible for Rio Gallina to flash flood: do not attempt to cross in times of flooding.

o) The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: from our main website you may download a star map for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.

o) For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.

o) You may wish to bring slippers to wear inside Remote Casita, as the floor is tiled.

o) A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded from our main website.

o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our 'More Images' page found on our main website (links below).

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Elizabeth (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Elizabeth

Andrew, Elizabeth, and David will be your hosts at Gallina Canyon Ranch. We purchased the ranch in 1977.

Elizabeth purchased this cabin in 1977

What makes this cabin unique

The geology of Gallina Canyon is similar to Bryce National Park and Sedona AZ.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gallina Canyon is one of those "thin places" where all your false selves get stripped away and you recover what is truly authentic in yourself. The canyon offers:



magic (the song of elk bellowing their way up the stream at sunset and dropping an antler at river's bend);



wonder (a little arroyo opens into a large, cavernous space with purple walls and quartz growing out of the center);



mystery (a vortex of energy near some ancient kivas, unseen in spite of many searchings);



joy (ravens circling each other high overhead in a ritual of airborne mating);



surprise (a dandelion appears overnight after snow in the center of a cow pie);



danger (a violent thunderstorm explodes the middle of the night with lightening);



security (a fire in the woodstove cackles "All is well!" in spite of the wind buffeting the cabin), and;



the gift of time (the presence of the ancients who lived there centuries ago melds into pure leisure, reminding me that there is no more important work right now than being still and watching the light change over the sage bushes).



During my three week silence there, my old dog came into his second puppyhood, and I also became new. There we had everything we needed, and nothing was wasted. To those considering a sojourn there: Beware! You will be drawn into deep adventure!
Oct 2009
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
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Heaven

  • 5 of 5
"A delicious slice of New Mexico heaven....heartwarming, invigorating, enchanting!"
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

The Dance of the Plumed Serpent

  • 5 of 5
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I arrived at Gallina Canyon Ranch in late July after traversing the road to the Monastery and crossing Skull Bridge over the Chama River. The Chama was really running and everything looked green and lush. I had expected the area to be stricken by drought but all that had changed several weeks before as the raining season had unleashed itself on Northern New Mexico. Palulukung – the Plumed Serpent – was dancing again over the shining red cliffs of Palotaui and the canyons of the Piedra Lumbre. As I continued on the eight miles to Gallina Canyon I was mesmerized by the beauty of the majestic cliffs, fragrant sage, fiery Indian Paint Brush and the ever present Cholla.
When I arrived at Gallina Canyon Ranch it was like heaven. I was there before Andrew and Elizabeth arrived back from California and I relaxed along with the humming birds and roamed the garden. The last time I was at the EB ranch was in 2006 when my son and I road our Mtn. Bikes up from Skull Bridge. I love this place and feel like I have come home.
When Elizabeth and Andrew arrived it was like greeting family again after a long absence. The next day I transferred my stuff into their four wheel drive and we headed up canyon. I had also been to the Remote Casita before back in the late ‘80s, but I didn’t remember the number of times we had to ford the Rio Gallina. Elizabeth drove that truck like a pro and we plunged through the river with water running high and almost swamping the truck. We made it through with a bit of shovel help in the stickiest parts.
The Remote Casita is one of the finest get away spot you can imagine. It sits looking south in a fantastic East-West Canyon, nestled against a sheer cliff of yellow, white and red. The Casita has everything you need to enjoy your stay from relevant books, cooking utensils, indoor and outdoor stoves, refrigeration, cozy sleeping arrangements and stunning views. I slept each night on the porch and watched the moon rise and traverse the length of the Canyon.
I spent three days up there hiking and enjoying myself and really didn’t want to come out when I saw Andrew riding a Palomino up the canyon. He told me that the forecast was for major rain – Palulukung dancing again – and that if I didn’t leave now I probably wouldn’t get out for several days. I knew to heed his advice and I packed up. He had a consolation prize for me though a ride on the Palomino “Noser” out of the mountains. It was great and I’ll be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A place to which I will always return

  • 5 of 5
To stay in the Remote Casita is to step outside of time. 35 miles from the nearest town, five miles by foot from the closest neighbor, without cell reception, internet, or electricity, you are returned to yourself--with no blinking, beeping, vibrating machines to jolt you from the present moment. This presence enabled an awareness and focus that, as a writer, I've never before experienced. When I first stayed in the cabin (alone with my dog for a month), I wrote a poem a day, finishing a complete draft of a manuscript. This past summer, I returned for two weeks with my wife, who is also a poet, and she, too, found Gallina Canyon a place of intense creativity and concentration. Each day would find on us on the cabin's generous deck--propped in the day bed or sitting in one of the comfortable chairs--looking out at the grandeur of the canyon framed by the porch eaves, the small daily dramas: cliff swallows banding together to fight off a hawk, cotton-tailed rabbits darting between the sage, cicadas emerging by the thousands from their sand-sunk burrows.

Andrew and Elizabeth are always happy to answer any questions you have before arrival and have ensured a lush stay once you're there, stocking with cabin with everything you could possibly need, from bug spray to tupperware, contact solution to barrels of fresh spring-water, lanterns to field guides. I can imagine no better place to paint, write, meditate, read, make love, hike, or simply be.

It is one of the most sacred places I have had the honor of visiting and one to which I know I'll always return.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Wonderful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
My teenage son and I visited the area in early August had a wonderful time. Our hosts were very hospitable and provided great company. Upon arrival, we discovered heavy rains the night before would make the journey through the ranch a challenge, however Andrew and Elizabeth took great care to make sure we could safely reach the casita. The building was well equipped with cooking equipment and the veggies from Elizabeth's garden made our meals a feast. The location provided lots of great hiking with amazing views. The afternoons were spent wading in and around the banks of the Rio Gallina and the evening sky was great opportunity for my son to use his telescope. Being at the remote casita for a few days provided a nice escape from the world and allowed us to rest and relax in peace. The whole time spent at the ranch was amazing and memorable. We plan to return again next year. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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An unforgettable adventure

  • 5 of 5
We spent just three days of a month-long stay in the South-West here. And yet, of all the amazing places we visited, our stay at The Remote Casita made the biggest impression on us – and the one we keep returning to in our minds. Having miles of canyon entirely to ourselves was a little unnerving at first. But we soon came to appreciate what a rare opportunity we’d stumbled upon. Living completely (yet comfortably) off the grid gave us a rare opportunity to slow down, relax and truly connect with our surroundings, without the myriad distractions of modern life. Being truly still for the first time in a long time meant we were soon rewarded with close-up encounters with hummingbirds, chipmunks and fly-bys from flocks of brightly colored birds. Taking evening strolls in the canyon, we witnessed elk galloping past in the dry riverbed – and found fresh paw prints of the local black bear population. These may be relatively common experiences for South-Westeners, but for a couple of wide-eyed Kiwis from New Zealand, this was an unforgettable adventure. So thank you, Elizabeth and Andrew. We’re definitely coming back!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Another Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5
My buddy and I spent 4 magical nights at the Remote Casita. It was my 4th stay, his first. It won't be his last. He is now as enchanted by Gallina Canyon as I am: the stillness; the quiet; the colors; the rock formations; the elk; the Anasazi ruins waiting to be found and explored. I count the days until my next visit.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
138 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 84/285

There is a cattle trail that climbs 1,500 feet up to 8,000 foot Golondrino Mesa; this all-day hike is the trail that we use to move our cattle herd to their summer home up to the mesa. This hike is recommended for experienced hikers. There is a laminated topographic map of the canyon at this Casita.

Rio Gallina is spring-fed and offers many bank-side locations for picnicking. The river is seasonal, with dry spots and wet spots throughout the canyon.

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Notes After-summer rates now in effect. Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%. If you paid using Paypal and then cancel, we will pay the Paypal transaction fee.

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Amenities

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Abiquiu Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen-size brass bed.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
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